Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Adds $1.5 Million; 'The November Man' Opens in Fifth PlaceAugust 28, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy retained first place on Wednesday with a gross of $1.51 million, off 42.5 percent from the same day last week. That brings the Disney/Marvel flick's domestic sum to $256.7 million and counting as it heads into Labor Day weekend. Guardians is now 12 percent ahead of the pace of Captain America: The Winter Soldier--which, along with The LEGO Movie's $257.75 million, it will overtake as the year's top grosser before the end of Friday--and just 2 percent behind the pace of 2008's original Iron Man.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed another $1.09 million yesterday for a 55 percent week-to-week drop. The reboot has earned $149.6 million domestically in its first 20 days, 21 percent more than 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

If I Stay added $1.04 million yesterday, giving it $19.5 million in the bank through 6 days of release. The drama is currently pacing 43 percent ahead of the 6-day take of The Host and 23 percent behind The Time Traveler's Wife.

Let's Be Cops brought in $0.88 million on Wednesday for a 50 percent week-to-week decline. The comedy's total haul stands at $48.3 million through 15 days, 28 percent less than Pineapple Express at the same point.

Relativity reports that The November Man posted $0.86 million in its first day of release Wednesday. By comparison, that's 49 percent behind the $1.67 million pre-Labor Day Wednesday bow of The American in 2010 and 11 percent behind the $0.97 million Wednesday opening of 2011's The Debt.

When the Game Stands Tall pulled $0.5 million yesterday to give it a 6-day cume of $10.1 million. The football drama is running 20 percent behind the pace of Draft Day.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For took in $0.47 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day start of $8.2 million. Unfortunately, the sequel isn't finding its feet as it trails last year's Kick-Ass 2 by 53 percent through the same point.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 2 - Sun, Apr. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy$23,172,054--3,028--$7,653$23,172,0541Sony / Columbia
2Walking Tall$15,501,263--2,836--$5,466$15,501,2631MGM
3Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$14,788,245-50%3,3120$4,465$49,748,5122Warner Bros.
4Home on the Range$13,879,708--3,047--$4,555$13,879,7081Disney
5The Passion of the Christ$10,606,042-16%3,408194$3,112$330,860,1576Newmarket
6The Prince and Me$9,405,731--2,682--$3,507$9,405,7311Paramount
7The Ladykillers$7,090,139-44%1,5874$4,468$23,485,3352Disney
8Jersey Girl$5,124,554-38%1,821301$2,814$15,829,6242Miramax
9Dawn of the Dead (2004)$4,583,656-57%2,357-391$1,945$51,756,5403Universal
10Taking Lives$3,494,083-47%2,010-695$1,738$27,475,1643Warner Bros.